THREAD on #Russia/n Orthodox Church (ROC) breaking off “eucharistic communion" w/ #Constantinople Patriarchate.
1.CAVEAT: I don’t claim to be an expert in church relations but being Orthodox Christian & working on #Russia-related politics/policies I feel entitled to share few of my own observations esp in the face of mounting ignorance or propaganda from some of the usual "Russia watchers"
2. Within next days you will hear 3 dominating narratives on what came to be called "the new schism":
A.Patriarch Kirill is KGB (somewhat true).
B. ROC is a tool of #Kremlin (true).
C. Conflict emerged as aftermath of “#Russia trying to make #Ukraine submissive” (yes & no)
Simon Kukes told Russian ex-ambassador he was involved in "strategy development" for #Trump campaign, and sent photos to Moscow of his 29-year-old girlfriend posing with candidate Trump and Mike Pence theguardian.com/us-news/2018/s…
Kukes gave $273,000 to #Trump Victory, making the first of several donations two weeks after notorious meeting in Trump Tower between Russia lawyer, Donald Trump Jr. et al. Kukes had no previous history of political donations
BREAKING.💥💥💥 #MarkJudge's publication at a Russian Orthodox website sponsored by the Russian government and managed by a professional propagandist working for the administration of the Russian president. Article + thread 👇 medium.com/@ZarinaZabrisk…
Short THREAD on #Russia - #Turkey divergences over #Idlib as seen from #Moscow: 1. In early August I described rationale behind RU positon & that "certain level of understanding reached w/ TUR that there should be no [large-scale] offensive on Idlib [then]"almon.co/338t
2.I recently reached out to the same senior RUS diplomat who reiterated #Moscow's bottom-line desire to settle the issue peacefully except for terrorists organization who he argued #Turkey too agreed to fight as part of AStana agreements.Yesterday,RU #Syria envoy Lavrentyev..
3. .alluded to #Russia's growing displease w/ #Ankara's inability to deliver upon its committments in the area that, as Lavrentyev said"is kind of their zone of responsibility."Instead,#Erdogan writing op-eds,trying to enlist support from #West/ern partners over #Idlib which is..
In the late 80's and early 90's most #Trump headlines looked like this.
By the late 90's and early 2000's it was reported that he had become a billionaire, no longer in debt. Not before filing 2 bankruptcies and announcing many projects that were never built. #TrumpRussia #Resist
1987 #Trump met Soviet leader
Yuri Andropov, He was even the boss of a promising young #KGB officer named Vladimir #Putin.
Yuri arranged a trip for Trump to visit Moscow. His hotel room, a corner suite accross the street fom the #Kremlin.
In 1986, #Trump met with one of the few Americans who knew Mikhail Gorbachev, seeking information about the USSR's new leader and telling plans to ask Reagan to post him to Moscow.
Shortly after he showed interest in #Russia and they got word of it the plan was born. #TrumpRussia
As of August 21, 2018: 1. #Flynn: About to be sentenced but is still waiting as Mueller’s team "could believe Flynn has more information that is useful to the investigation...politico.com/story/2018/08/…
#Manafort: "found guilty on eight counts of fraud. Jury said it could not reach consensus on the other 10 charges against him. The charges carry a maximum sentence of decades in prison" theguardian.com/us-news/2018/a…
Spetsnaz bikers & professional politicians & security services behind them. Bonus: #Trump at a calligraphy museum, a chainsaw, Cristian Zionists, Russian Orthodox bikers, Chekh German shepherds, Miami birthtourism, a plane on the North Pole, and a bar called Suck Bang Blow...👇.
1. The Kremlin uses Russian Orthodox bikers also known as “Putin’s bikers” as para-military pro-Putin forces domestically and internationally since at least 2012.
Interesting read !
BRENNAN CORRUPTION :
John Brennan was the American progenitor of political espionage aimed at defeating Donald Trump. One side did colluded with foreign powers to tip the election — Hillary’s....
Seeking to retain his position as #CIA director under #HillaryClinton , #Brennan teamed up with British spies and Estonian spies to cripple @realDonaldTrump candidacy. He used their phony intelligence as a pretext for a multi-agency investigation into #Trumpn, which led the #FBI
to probe a computer server connected to #TrumpTower and gave cover to #SusanRice among other Hillary supporters, to spy on Trump and his people.
#JohnBrennan ‘s #CIA operated like a branch office of the #Hillary campaign, leaking out mentions of this bogus investigation to the
The #US-#Russia expert group that #Putin & #Trump agreed to establish during Helsinki Summit will be led by Alexander Dynkin,President of Institute of World Economy & International Relations (IMEMO) (Rus Academy of Science) &Thomas Graham,managing director of Kissinger Associates
Prof.Dr. Dynkin renowed #Russia/n academic well-connected to both Rus expert community,political circles (incl Rus gov, MFA).
Mr.Graham worked on Rus at NSA under G.W.Bush,researcher @Yale.
Both men frequent visitors to Rus/US, well-known to respective crowds in both countries
#Moscow came up w/ the idea of bilateral expert council that "will seek tangency points & think thru how to get the international coop to a sustainbale track." #Kremlin believs the council shld be tasked with "crafting a new philosophy of the #US-#Russia rels."
🦉🦉🦉Explaining #Kremlin#propaganda technique “political pluralism imitation.” The Russian-state owned and funded mass media has been employing this model in #Russia for a while. Lately, the Kremlin-linked agents are implementing it in the US and other Western countries. 👇
1. In Putin’s Russia, the political discourse is suppressed.
2. Unlike the USSR ideologists, the Kremlin propagandists understand the importance of the public opinion and positive image. “The sublimation of emotions on a political topic” is an important part of the engineered collective mentality.
A new strategy: Brainwashing Trump’s base and the rest of the society into whitewashing and normalizing Putin’s Russia. The new narrative is “Yes, Trump works with Putin. It is perfectly normal. Russia is a friend. Putin is good. Thank you, Russia, for helping Trump.”
This is how it is achieved—in the broad daylight. (The silence of the press does not help.)
3. #Putin & #Trump will be meet face-to-face around noon (1pm #Moscow time). The leaders have at least 3 hours scheduled for themselves after which they will proceed to another room for working lunch in a broader format with ministers and advisers.
1. In 1987 it is believed that #Trump was recruited by #SovietUnion, specifically recruited by Kryuchkov head of First Chief Directorate, a division within the #KGB who's primary responsibility was to gather foreign intelligence
Democrats are against your attack on farmers, your brutalizations of the elderly and the sick with your ACA vandalism, your additional trillion dollars our kids will have to pay down while fighting the ravages of climate change, your failure on net neutrality, oh and treason.
Democrats are against your @POTUS’ inhumane border policies, your attempts to privatize and then loot the VA, your failure on DACA. And you know what dude, your #TaxScam didn’t really put more money in our pockets.
Democrats are against your attempts to turn our schools into labor camp training grounds, your failure to keep @POTUS in the realm of basic human decency. Democrats oppose your restrictions to free trade, your lack of patriotism, your pro-Putinist foreign policy debacles.
@realDonaldTrump@FoxNews Doesnt sound like IC thinks its a witch hunt. Will u acknowledge #Russia is STILL trying to disrupt our society? #IntelligenceCommittee hearing former IO said Russia was lingering abt USA n areas where they werent normally supposed 2b n '17 & arnd undergrnd fiber optic cables 1/
The Forensicator’s earlier findings stated that Guccifer 2.0’s NGP-VAN files were accessed locally on the East Coast, and in another analysis they suggested that a file published by Guccifer 2.0 was created in the Central time zone of the United States.